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How much fat should I eat?

The Dietary Guidelines on fat are not at all user-friendly, since they require you to know how many total calories you should be eating, and to know how much fat you’re eating, and to know how many calories are in that fat, and to calculate those calories as a percentage of your overall calories.

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Oil

Types of fat in food

Know which types of fats are “good” and which types are “bad,” and then start paying attention to which ones you’re putting in your body.

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Salt

Is this food high in Sodium?

Most recommendations are that you eat less than 2,400mg of sodium per day (that’s about one level teaspoon of table salt), so if you eat about as many milligrams as you eat in calories each day, you’re doing pretty well.

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Salt

Good News on Sodium

Limiting salt in packaged and restaurant foods is perhaps the single most important dietary improvement that the Food and Drug Administration could bring about.

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How many calories should I eat?

I’ve been surprised several times over the past few days when I’ve casually asked a couple of people, “Do you know how many calories you should eat each day?” and they were completely off the mark.

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